Pincus Building

22-30 S Main Street, Butte, MT

Two story brick & cast iron commercial building built in 1894


Iona Cafe (left) & Pincus Building (right)

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018




The Pincus Building is named for Adolph Pincus, an entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate, sold cigars, ran a copper precipitation plant, and referred to himself as a “capitalist” which in those days pretty much meant an investor. The building was originally a saloon and pawn shop, and over time it has contained a restaurant and various stores, including the Butte Saddlery Company whose ghost sign survives on the south face of the Building. Robert Nickel was Pincus’ architect for the building which has a large, cast-iron storefront with ornate capitals at the lintle beam. There are also elaborate brickwork string courses, window details, and a cornice.

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • October 1, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody
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